GREENVILLE, Nov. 29, 2016 -- In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew, Raymond James has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross toward relief efforts, including rescue, shelter, food, emotional support and assistance, to tens of thousands of people in the North Carolina area.
Members of the Greenville, North Carolina Raymond James office, including branch manager Carl Blackwood and financial advisor William F. Litchfield Jr., presented the contribution to the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
“The devastation from the floods impacted so many of our friends and neighbors. We just knew we had to do something to help,” explained Litchfield. “We’re really committed to our community. Service is a longstanding tradition of the firm, and we value the opportunity to give back to the North Carolina community.”
The Red Cross has mobilized more than 6,000 workers, nearly 280 response vehicles and 25 partner-supported kitchens across impacted states to provide lifesaving shelter, meals, relief supplies and support to individuals and families in need.
In addition to a $50,000 donation to the Northeastern NC Chapter of the American Red Cross, Raymond James contributed $25,000 to relief efforts in Jacksonville, Fla.
Since its founding in 1962, Raymond James has been committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Its advisors, associates and affiliates donate time and resources to benefit programs and organizations across America.
You too, can help the Red Cross prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small by making a donation. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800- RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Raymond James & Associates
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, which has built a national reputation for more than 50 years as a leader in financial planning for individuals, corporations and municipalities, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,100 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.9 million client accounts in more than 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $604 billion.